Konami’s PR campaign for Metal Gear Survive focused on the game rather than the people who made it. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but the silence made me curious, so after the game shipped I dug through its credits to try to find out more about the team. The story ended up with more caveats and speculation than I typically like to include, which was more or less necessary given the subject matter. So it goes.

Art credit: Ollie Hoff